Location: Hillsborough County, Souhegan Valley
Name: Milford separated from neighboring Amherst in 1794. Like most towns named Milford in the United States, its name comes from the fact that it grew around a mill built on a ford—in this case on the Souhegan River.
Notable: Milford was a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves.
Try it: The town is known for its Pumpkin Festival which is normally held in early October.
Major Funding for OUR HOMETOWN: MILFORD Provided by: Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Cirtronics Corporation, AIRMAR Technology
Additional Support Provided by: Amherst Label, Inc., Trelleborg Pipe Seals Milford, Inc., Datron Dynamics, Inc. North American Distributor
Community Partners: The Town of Milford, Rick Holder & Hampshire Hills, Milford Historical Society
Barry Scharmett explains how he's bringing a retro night out into the 21st century.